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Indiana University Health

Dental Hygienist

Riley Hospital
Date Posted
15 January, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Part Time
Day
Requisition Number
274024
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Dental Hygienist

Job Description

Overview

Cleans, scales, and polishes teeth and restorations. Performs initial examination of teeth and tissue and informs dentist of any problems. Takes dental x-rays. Develops preventive treatment plans for patients and provides instruction to patients on appropriate oral hygiene. Requires extensive knowledge in dental hygiene. Requires knowledge of medical problems/diagnosis that may necessitate antibiotic pre-medication. Requires detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the mouth and teeth and the ability to use various instruments and cleaning compounds in the delivery of dental prophylaxis. Requires ability to recognize the need for various x-ray's for review by the dentist. Requires excellent interpersonal skills. Requires excellent skills in handling apprehensive or difficult to manage children who are present for dental examination and prophylaxis.

  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene and active license in the State of Indiana.
  • CPR certification required.
  • Requires ability to work with medically, physically, and/or mentally compromised patients.
  • Requires ability to work independently.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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